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Riverside Community Hospital

Riverside (Downtown), CA

Program Launch: September 2005

Founded in 1901, Riverside Community Hospital (RCH) is a 373 licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire. With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,900 employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region. RCH houses the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Center in the Inland Empire at 50 beds with an average wait time of only 15 minutes. RCH is one of Riverside County’s only STEMI (heart attack) receiving centers and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center. Centers of Excellence include the HeartCare Institute, offering invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Transplant Program and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Website: http://riversidecommunityhospital.com/

Programs Offered


Clinical Opportunities

A variety of clinical opportunities are always available but may change based on the site’s needs. Areas typically available at this site include:

  • Cardiac Catheter Lab
  • Cardiovascular Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Endoscopy Lab
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Medical Surgery*
  • Mother Baby Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Operating Room
  • Orthopedic Surgery*
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Sterile Storage
  • Telemetry*

*Scholars will serve their first rotation in one of these areas.


Health Care Administration Opportunities

Health System Opportunities

As a Health Scholar, you may have the opportunity to explore administrative opportunities in addition to clinical opportunities. For those interested in administration, you will complete at least one clinical rotation and then apply for an administrative department. The departments and projects vary based on the site’s needs. Here are examples of recent administrative opportunities at this site:

  • Case Management Office
  • Diabetes Fair and Awareness Program
  • Employee Health
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Nurse Liaisons Office

Student Leadership Program

Scholars may also gain health care administration and leadership experience by joining our student leadership program.


Program Site Info

Riverside Community Hospital
4445 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: 951-788-3139
Email: rch@recruitcopehealthscholars.org

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